Frank Bango’s 1999 Fugitive Girls has been my wake-up CD for the last week. With vocals and music by Bango, and lyrics by Richy Vesecky, this is one of those timeless power pop gems that stays forever fresh. After all these years, I still discover something new every time I listen to it.
“There was a yellow bottle
dropping white pills into pink lemonade…”
“Now they call her the Candy Bar Killer
for the wrapper she left by his side
‘It’s such fun to be beautiful and young,’
You can download the entire album, legally and at no cost, from the Free Music Archive.